In 2010 we brought some friends who had never seen snow Geese to
the festival, promising them we would certainly see them at the
festival. All the way down on Thursday we saw nothing but decoys
in the fields. Friday morning we took the road from Lamar that
travels along the south side of the lake. All the way to the
lake, no geese. In fact really no birds at all. We started
walking across the dam from the south end in beautiful silence.
Then from way off to the north east a "honk". Then lots of
honking. That wave came right over us and settled on the lake.
They were followed by wave after wave of geese coming in from
all directions, forming a big raft on the lake. Needless to say
our friends were very impressed. (So were we!)
Sally and Ron Harms